Reviews

  • Jul 22, 2020

    The Same thing Wayne did over and over.

    The Same thing Wayne did over and over.

  • Jul 21, 2015

    John Wayne did this movie in honor of his father who was a pharmacist!

    John Wayne did this movie in honor of his father who was a pharmacist!

  • Jun 08, 2014

    Give me a beer. Make it long and make it wet. A Boston pharmacist moves to Sacramento during the height of the gold rush. He sells an elixir of sorts to cure what ills you. A politician wants the pharmacist out of Sacramento and blames him for an epidemic that breaks out in the miners. The pharmacist works quickly to cure the workers and clear his name. "I want cut glass, chandeliers, and gold knobs." William McGann, director of Highway West, We Go Fast, Wolf of New York, Frontier Badman, A Shot in the Dark, and Alcatraz Island, delivers In Old California. The storyline for this picture is fun to watch unfold and a very different character for John Wayne. The settings are okay and the drama wasn't as intense as it could have been. The acting was pretty good and the cast includes Wayne, Patsy Kelly, Albert Decker, and Paul Sutton. "Are you in the mood for a very important question?" I had bookmarked this movie off Netflix because it starred John Wayne and I had never seen it. This was interesting and fun to watch unfold. It wasn't my favorite Wayne movie, but I will say seeing him as something besides a stuffy, wise cracking cowboy was fascinating. Overall, this is worth a viewing but not one of my favorite pictures from this era. "I don't see the point of no joke!" Grade: C+

    Give me a beer. Make it long and make it wet. A Boston pharmacist moves to Sacramento during the height of the gold rush. He sells an elixir of sorts to cure what ills you. A politician wants the pharmacist out of Sacramento and blames him for an epidemic that breaks out in the miners. The pharmacist works quickly to cure the workers and clear his name. "I want cut glass, chandeliers, and gold knobs." William McGann, director of Highway West, We Go Fast, Wolf of New York, Frontier Badman, A Shot in the Dark, and Alcatraz Island, delivers In Old California. The storyline for this picture is fun to watch unfold and a very different character for John Wayne. The settings are okay and the drama wasn't as intense as it could have been. The acting was pretty good and the cast includes Wayne, Patsy Kelly, Albert Decker, and Paul Sutton. "Are you in the mood for a very important question?" I had bookmarked this movie off Netflix because it starred John Wayne and I had never seen it. This was interesting and fun to watch unfold. It wasn't my favorite Wayne movie, but I will say seeing him as something besides a stuffy, wise cracking cowboy was fascinating. Overall, this is worth a viewing but not one of my favorite pictures from this era. "I don't see the point of no joke!" Grade: C+

  • Mar 31, 2014

    Young John Wayne at his best! All the old-timey western character archetypes are present and done well. Very fun, simple plot, great movie!

    Young John Wayne at his best! All the old-timey western character archetypes are present and done well. Very fun, simple plot, great movie!

  • Jun 15, 2011

    It's too inconsistent in tone and over-plotted to be successful. It tries to be a romantic comedy, a serious Western, and a corn-ball comedy.

    It's too inconsistent in tone and over-plotted to be successful. It tries to be a romantic comedy, a serious Western, and a corn-ball comedy.

  • Mar 21, 2011

    great laugh, fun characters, nice action, slick pace

    great laugh, fun characters, nice action, slick pace

  • Mar 27, 2010

    Another early one but also a great one.

    Another early one but also a great one.

  • Feb 28, 2010

    i don't own this one yet !!

    i don't own this one yet !!

  • Apr 30, 2009

    A little ordinary as Westerns go, Wayne going through the motions of a studio contract playing a relatively weak lead character in terms of his back catalogue.

    A little ordinary as Westerns go, Wayne going through the motions of a studio contract playing a relatively weak lead character in terms of his back catalogue.

  • Apr 30, 2009

    well umn just seen this movie 4 the 1st time n think that this is a good movie 2 watch...its got a good cast of actors/actressess throughout this movie...i think that albert dekker, binnie barnes, edgar kennedy, john wayne, patsy kelly play good roles/parts throguhout this movie...i think that the director of this drama/western/classics movie had done a good job of directing this movie because you never know what 2 expect throughout this movie its a good 1940's movie 2 watch with a good cast throughout this movie i think that its really well filmed because its a good black n white movie 2 watch

    well umn just seen this movie 4 the 1st time n think that this is a good movie 2 watch...its got a good cast of actors/actressess throughout this movie...i think that albert dekker, binnie barnes, edgar kennedy, john wayne, patsy kelly play good roles/parts throguhout this movie...i think that the director of this drama/western/classics movie had done a good job of directing this movie because you never know what 2 expect throughout this movie its a good 1940's movie 2 watch with a good cast throughout this movie i think that its really well filmed because its a good black n white movie 2 watch